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This toy is amazing!
You can pop Wall-E's eyes, arms and wheels in and transform him in to a cube then press the corresponding buttons and he will pop back out.
My Son has one and he could spend hours transforming Wall-E in to a 'Wall-E shaped box' then watching as he suddenly pops his head, arms and wheels out.
It is hilarious to watch, even for an adult!
You can also open his 'tummy' to reveal all the rubbish he has collected. The wheels are small but fast and can still be used when he is in cube form.
Larger than a lot of the Wall-E range, he measures 20 cm. He is completely poseable with his arms, hands and eyes. The arms and hands are also detatchable (although don't tell your child this or they will get lost like ours have!).
One problem with this toy is that it can be difficult for younger children to pop the arms and legs in as it is quite large and can be quite stiff sometimes. Based on this I would recommend it for children aged 4+, or younger if you are willing to spend hours pushing and 'popping'!
Transforming Wall-E retails at around £15 but can be found cheaper than this if you search around.
Overall, I would recommend this toy as it is better value than some of the Wall-E range, is very entertaining and is quite tough and sturdy - ours has lasted a whole 8 months! Most toys we buy don't get past a week without something bending, snapping off or just breaking down completely!
One of the many, many stocking filler presents that my son received from his nan this, or should I say, last Christmas, Is the toy I will now review.
The toy I will now review is - "Transforming WALL.E".
This toy, as nice as it is, has a very limited shelf life due to the very few things it can actually do. Based on the original concept of the Transformers, think the 80's!, this particular toy has two show modes in total...... WALL.E the robot and a cube.
You purchase the toy in robot mode, but there are clear "transforming" instructions printed on the back of the packaging along with pictures for every stage, a bonus I feel due to the toy not being difficult as such to transform, but needing a little finesse to achieve it.
There are four moving and transforming parts in total, well four if you class the eye's as one part, and the same for the toys limbs.
The eye's, I found anyway, are the hardest of the moving parts to "transform". The eye's are joined but spring loaded in the middle, so have to be held together and slotted back into the cube at the same time, this takes a little practice but does seem to get easier.
The arms and legs, (caterpillar tracks), are much easier to transform, slotting into the sides for the arms, and the legs fitting up inside the cube.
To release the appendages there are three separate buttons to release each part, these are all spring loaded, so when released really ping out with some force.
I did feel it would have been more impressive to have a single button to release all the parts at once, this would turn it into the toy that the packaging advertises it as!
The final moving part is a simple action drawbridge effect shelf at the front of the unit. This is to tie the toy into the film it comes from. Beneath the shelf is a picture of squashed up "trash", this is a manually moved part with no buttons to release.
This was purchased from Woolworths before the unfortunate closing of the stores, but is available from Toys R Us - www.toysrus.co.uk
It is available around the £10.00 mark, which was how much it was purchased for originally.
This is a nice toy, but in my opinion it is more of a show toy, maybe something you would have on display. My son has never been much of a WALL.E fan, but to a fan it would be a lovely gift.
Thanks for reading x
Recreate your favourite scenes from the Disney Pixar film with this brilliant Transforming WALL-E figure. The last robot on Earth, WALL-E transforms himself into a little box when he goes to sleep each night, then turns himself back into a robot every morning. Now you can have your own Transforming WALL-E and help as he cleans up the Earth.With mankind having abandoned the planet, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Lifter Earth-Class) has spent hundreds of lonely years doing what he was built for--tidying up! Then he discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE and follows her on an amazing journey across the universe.From cube to fully functioning WALL-E robot, it's as easy as 1,2,3! Just push a button to release his head! Press the left and right buttons together to release his wheels. Also, press to release WALL-E's arms and enable action poses.